PEDAW 2015!


The Canadian National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) takes place February 1-7, 2015 and the BC Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign is planning a number of activities:


1) Free Public Event!  Ending the War with Our Bodies: How to Obtain a Positive Body Image

Presented in Partnership with Vancouver Public Library

When: Sat, January 31, 2015, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Where :Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch, 350 West Georgia St., Vancouver

Alma VanDusen and Peter Kaye rooms, Lower Level

About: Experts, and individuals who have struggled with body-image, talk about self-esteem, eating disorders, prevention awareness, and early intervention of eating disorders.

•This panel discussion in recognition of Eating Disorders Awareness Month will include a recovered individual, a therapist, and a dietitian who specializes in eating disorders.

•Details here: http://bit.ly/pedaw_vpl


2)  PEDAW Wristband Challenge!

Grab your camera, order your free wristband & get ready for PEDAW’s 2015 Wristband Challenge!

To participate:

•BC residents can order a free Love our Bodies, Love Ourselves wristband here: http://bit.ly/PEDAW_Wristband

•During the week of February 1-7th, 2015, take a photo with the wristband and post to our Twitter: www.twitter.com/loveourbodies

and Facebook: www.facebook.com/loveourbodiesloveourselves

•Keep watch for local celebrities taking part!


3) #Purple4PEDAW on February 6th, 2015!

Help bring awareness to eating disorders by wearing purple on February 6th , 2015!

•Tweet @loveourbodies or share photos on our Facebook event page: bit.ly/Purple4PEDAW


4) Local landmarks turning #Purple4PEDAW!


•BC Place

•Telus World of Science

•The Olympic Cauldron at the Vancouver Convention Centre


•Fountain at Lafarge Lake, Town Centre Park


•Bastion (95 Front Street)

 …more being confirmed!  Stay tuned!


5) Join our Thunderclap!

Help us promote Eating Disorders Awareness week through your social media channels:

•Go to www.thunderclap.it/en/projects/20933-purple4pedaw

•Select how you’d like to support: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr

•On Friday, February 6th, 2015 if we reach 100 supporters, it will display the message about #Purple4PEDAW throughout all social media channels!


6) Host an Event in Your Community!

Looking for a way to help spread the word about PEDAW?  We’ve got plenty of ideas in our PEDAW in a Box guide! Download for free here: http://bit.ly/PEDAW_Box

•And be sure to submit your event for inclusion in our events calendar:




The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign is a BC Province wide effort to raise awareness around prevention and early intervention of eating disorders as well as media literacy, resiliency, building healthy body image and self-esteem.  The initiative is led by Jessie’s Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention Program at Family Services of the North Shore in collaboration with Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, Looking Glass Foundation, St. Paul’s Specialized Adult Eating Disorder Program, BC Children’s Hospital Eating Disorders Program, Healthy Minds, Healthy Campuses and Project True.  PEDAW is launched the first full week in February with activities and events taking place throughout the year. For more information, visit www.jessieslegacy.com or contact pedaw@familyservices.bc.ca

•Be sure to check out our video made with funding from the CYCC Network: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yt21uy362c&list=UU6x17R_bh8xQ7pgSxaZefeA


Keep in touch via social media!

Email:  pedaw@familyservices.bc.ca

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/loveourbodiesloveourselves 

Twitter:  @loveourbodies

Blog:  loveourbodiesloveourselves.blogspot.ca

Website:   www.jessieslegacy.com

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/loveourbodies